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January 14, 2016 bchc-news

BCHC Auxiliary to Award Scholarships for Continuing Education

The Buchanan County Health Center Auxiliary is continuing its commitment to assist local students pursuing health care careers. In 2016, the Auxiliary will make six $1,000 scholarships available.

Applicants must be a resident of or currently work in Buchanan County and be accepted into an institution of higher learning, with the objective of entering a human health care field that is recognized by members of the Buchanan County Health Center Auxiliary.

Scholarships will be awarded to students in three distinct categories:

  • 2016 graduates from East Buchanan, Independence, and Jesup high schools.

Seniors are invited to apply for one $1,000 scholarship awarded through each school’s Dollars for Scholars program. Students should contact their high school guidance counselor for more information about the Dollars for Scholars application process.

  • Non-traditional students.

Two $1,000 scholarships will be made available to non-traditional students.  BCHC Auxiliary identifies these applicants as students who have returned to school to after working in healthcare or other occupational fields, or have left the workforce for a period of time to care for family.

  • Students currently attending a higher education institution, pursuing a degree in a human health care field.

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a current student attending a higher education institution, pursing a degree in a health care related field.

Non-traditional students and students currently attending an institution of higher learning are asked to submit a completed application form, their most recent transcript and SAT or ACT composite scores if available, a letter of recommendation completed by a non-family member, and to compose an approximately 500 word personal profile introducing the applicant, including ways he/she has been involved in the community, and reasons why he/she should be considered for this scholarship. Beginning January 18th, application forms will be available online at www.bchealth.org, at the Business and Registration Offices of BCHC, or by emailing Peggy Magner at peggymagner@indytel.com.   The deadline for applications to be considered is April 1st of 2016.

Applicants will be selected and notified by the BCHC Auxiliary Scholarship Committee. Winners along with two guests will be asked to attend the Auxiliary’s Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, June 2nd, at the First Presbyterian Church in Independence. This program will begin at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Peggy Magner, BCHC Auxiliary Scholarship Chair, peggymagner@indytel.com or 319-334-2829.

To receive a copy of the application, please CLICK HERE



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